FAIRFAX (CBS SF) — Only eight percent of 18 to 24-year olds voted in the last election, but a Fairfax town councilman is hoping that lowering the voting age to 16 will help entice young voters to the polls.

Fairfax Councilmember David Weinsoff and a colleague started the process of lowering the voting age in the West Marin County town.

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“As Ed Kennedy said back in the 1970’s, we’ve got to bring them into the democratic process,” Weinsoff said.

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Sacramento would have to go along with the plan if the town moves forward with it.  The age change would bring just a couple hundred new voters onto the rolls in a town of about 5,000.

Teenagers in Fairfax had their own ideas about how they would utilize their votes.

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“I’d like to see a skatepark in Fairfax,” one teen said.  “Prop 215.  Legalization of marijuana,” another teen said.